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Table 2 HPV counseling topics addressed by PCPs while counseling patients

From: Practices regarding human Papillomavirus counseling and vaccination in head and neck cancer: a Canadian physician questionnaire

Variable Never-Rarely Sometimes Usually-Always
A subset of Head and Neck cancer is caused by HPV infection 68% 10% 22%
Males are at a higher risk for HPV-related Oral and oropharyngeal cancer than females 91% 7% 2%
Sexual transmission is important in the development of HPV-related cervical cancer 1% 6% 93%
Sexual transmission is important in the development of HPV related head and neck cancer 86% 12% 2%
The HPV vaccine is effective and recommended in females 1% 3% 96%
The HPV vaccine is effective and recommended in males 20% 5% 75%
The HPV vaccine protects against the serotypes that cause cervical cancer 2% 3% 95%
The HPV vaccine protects against the serotypes that cause head and neck cancer 67% 10% 23%